Faced with the high cost of living in traditionally Black urban hubs like Chicago and New York, more African-Americans are moving to the South, according to new Census figures. Between 2000 and 2008 as many as two million African-Americans resettled in the South, making it the largest gain in the region reports by the Chicago Sun-Times... Here's what you had to say: Beauty commented via Facebook: "The benefit of the south is it is a much better place to raise children and the cost/type of living is great for families." Tieka wrote via Facebook: "I moved from Boston to Atlanta when I finished school in 2001 mainly because the cost of living is cheaper."

Essence.com
Aug, 23, 2010

couple-in-new-home.jpg Faced with the high cost of living in traditionally Black urban hubs like Chicago and New York, more African-Americans are moving to the South, according to new Census figures. Between 2000 and 2008 as many as two million African-Americans resettled in the South, making it the largest gain in the region reports by the Chicago Sun-Times. Reasons for the growing migration include wanting to be closer to family or looking for more affordable housing, and standard of living overall. In the 1990s nearly three million college-educated professionals moved to the South. The growing trend is a distinct reversal of African-American migration patterns, beginning with the Great Migration of the mid 1900s which saw millions of Blacks moving from the South to the North.